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Abercorn (Propeller), U105361, aground, 1 Sep 1874

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Propeller Barge ABERCORN, ashore and lightered at Port Colborne, September 1874. Property loss $500
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Dec. 25, 1874 (1874 Casualty List)

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A dispatch to Capt. E.P. Dorr dated Port Colborne, 28th inst., says: "The stmb. ABERCORN is ashore at Morgan's Pt. Two tugs have gone to her assistance. She is from Detroit bound to Ogdensburrg loaded with wheat."
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 28, 1874 3-6

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A dispatch to Capt. E.P. Dorr, dated at Port Colborne at 2:00 yesterday afternoon says: "The barge ABERCORN is off, and here. She does not leak any, and she did not throw over any wheat.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 29, 1874 3-6

Steam screw ABERCORN. U. S. No. 105361. Of 260.79 tons gross; 190.83 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich., 1884 ? Home port, Marine City, Mich. 126.1 x 26.1 x 11.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
NOTE:- The Merchant Vessel List for 1884 and 1885 are in error as to the date of build for ABERCORN, which was 1874 and not 1884.

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $500
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.90012 Longitude: -79.23288
William R. McNeil
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Abercorn (Propeller), U105361, aground, 1 Sep 1874